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Virginia deputy charged with sexually assaulting inmate

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 15:12:11-04

FAIRFAX, Va. - A Fairfax County sheriff's deputy with a history of involvement in fatal incidents has been charged with sexually assaulting an inmate in his custody.

Fairfax City Police say 45-year-old Patrick D. McPartlin of Warrenton was arrested Tuesday and charged with object sexual penetration.

Police say McPartlin was taking a female inmate from the Fairfax County jail to the Loudoun County jail when the assault occurred in the county-owned vehicle issued to McPartlin.

Online court records do not list an attorney for McPartlin. McPartlin was involved in two fatal incidents in 2015 and 2016.